Savannah’s Savory Bites

Posting Schedule - Monday: recipes from other sources that I’ve enjoyed, Wednesday: my original or family recipes, Friday: themed recipe blog hop

December 9, 2011

New to Savannah's Savory Bites - Feature Friday: Cookie Recipes

On Feature Friday I offer a specific food or dish and after posting my recipe I will feature others from around the web.  

Today's focus is on cookies.  I've spent the last few weeks sharing some of my favorite cookies and today I am going to highlight one of our family's recipes, that was listed here last Christmas.

This recipe is from my mother-in-law and in the twenty years I've been married she has always made them.  She never missed a year, and as a result my children and Bloodhound don't think its Christmas without them.  I hope you enjoy them and please check out the other cookie recipes I've linked up below.  If you would like to add your own please feel free to link them up.

Also, check back all weekend as I will be adding more recipes.

Gamma’s Fruit Cake Cookies
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1 lb candied cherries
1 lb candied pineapple
1 1/2 quart pecans (some in pieces, some halves/quarters)
1 lg box of white raisins
2 1/2 cups self rising flour (divided)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Flour pecans with 1/4 cup of the flour.  Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and mix thoroughly.  Then add remaining flour mixed with baking powder.  Add nuts, cherries, pineapple, raisins and vanilla.  This will be a very thick batter and might require using hands to mix.  Drop teaspoonfuls on lightly greased cookie sheets.  Bake at 300F for 20-25 minutes.   Makes very large amount, 1/2 recipe for 6 dozen.

To see all of Savannah's cookie recipes, click here.

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